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Marla Spivak  

Entomologist; Focused on Practical Applications to Protect Honey Bee Populations

Dr. Marla Spivak is a MacArthur Fellow and Distinguished McKnight Professor in Entomology at the University of Minnesota.

Her research efforts focus on protecting and enhancing the health of honey bees, and on propagating floral rich landscapes to support all pollinators.

Spivak is interested social insects in general, and honey bees specifically: social immunity, behaviors, breeding, and beekeeping on large and small scales. Her position is a 3-way split among research, teaching and extension, which allows breadth and freedom to explore basic mechanisms and/or real-world applications in our studies and educational endeavors.

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